Virtual Reality Promotes Learning at La Salle University

Virtual Reality (VR) technology is becoming more prevalent in both recreation and learning.  The push to include VR elements in academic settings has gained substantial traction. In an effort to keep up with this trend, the Instructional Design (ID) Team spent the last academic year completing a pilot project that included purchasing 10 standalone Lenovo…

Updates from Our Fall Newsletter

We’re excited to launch our new Instructional Design Team Newsletter! We’ll be reaching out to faculty and staff from time to time with tips, tools, tricks, and opportunities to help enhance instruction. If you don’t get the newsletter –  or just want to revisit it -, we’ll be posting the contents of it here on…

What Is Canvas Commons and How Do I Use it?

What if there was a place where you could find and share instructional resources with other educators around the world who also use Canvas? There is. It’s called Canvas Commons, and, in the educational technology world, it’s what’s known as a “learning object repository” or LOR for short.  In essence, it’s a searchable database containing thousands of Canvas courses,…

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3 Tips for Setting Up Your Courses

As you start to work on your fall courses, you might find yourself on Canvas saying something like, “Now, how do I do that thing I did at the start of last semester?” So we here at the Instructional Design Team wanted to provide three quick notes about setting up your courses in Canvas. Two are commonly used – but easy to forget – features of Canvas. The third is a slight change…

A New Site for All of La Salle’s Training Materials

Have you seen the new La Salle Training Hub that the Instructional Design Team built? It’s a really valuable supplement to the already-established Canvas Faculty Guide. You can find all types of instructional videos, tutorials, and information that will help make you a whiz at navigating La Salle’s tech tools (and more!). There are three main categories on the Hub: Office Productivity These tools can be valuable to a wide array of…

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Changes to Plagiarism Detection Tool

We’re excited to announce that La Salle has begun using VeriCite with Canvas to scan student submissions and check submitted work against online sources. This change will benefit instructors in multiple ways: The assignment creation process for VeriCite is incredibly simple – enable it with one click. VeriCite originality reports will be created almost immediately, as opposed to…

ID Team ready to kick off 2nd round of Teaching Online with La Salle

The Instructional Design team is excited to get started with their second cohort of Teaching Online with La Salle participants. The course is designed to acclimate instructors to the unique demands of an online learning environment. It covers areas such as designing an online course, developing content, using Canvas tools, and building an effective syllabus. Online teaching…

La Salle Educators Attend Summer Institute 2017

This week, over 100 La Salle educators came together for two days to learn, discuss, and continue improving classroom instruction for students. The 5th Annual Summer Institute included a diversity of topics and interactive workshops, where professors became the students and learned new tools and strategies for the classroom. The first day of the Institute primarily focused on…